Globetrotter visits the Island in world record bid

ONE of the world's greatest globetrotters is closing in on the world record for the number of states visited by an individual after ticking Jersey off his extended travel itinerary.

Globetrotter visits the Island in world record bid

New Zealander John Bougen landed in Jersey this week, and his four-day break in the Island takes the total number of countries, nations, territories and autonomous regions he has visited to 238 – seven shy of the world record.

Mr Bougen (58), who made a beeline for Durrell after touching down in Jersey, says the books written by Gerald Durrell were the catalyst for his wanderlust.

A modern-day Phileas Fogg, he is due to land back in New Zealand on 13 May, via the Cook Islands, but does not intend to stay for long as he is planning a visit to the Kerguelen Islands in the southern Indian Ocean in August.

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